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The youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Bernice King is Chief Executive Officer of The King Center, which was founded by her mother in 1968. Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College with her scholarship focusing on Jewish-Christian ...
YA juggernaut The Hate U Give was also honored, taking home the Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens, and both Coretta Scott King Book Award and Printz honors.

As CEO of the King Center, Bernice King cannot afford to alienate donors whose private gifts keep the nonprofit center founded by her mother, Coretta Scott King, going. Based on the backlash on social media, lots of people are livid that Ram used King's voice in a speech about greatness as if he were ...
When Coretta Scott King died in January 2006, flags flew at half mast. Scott King's body lay in honor in the Georgia state capitol - a far cry from thirty-eight years earlier, when then governor Lester Maddox refused to close state offices and stationed state troopers outside to make sure the capitol wouldn't be ...
She was more than the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King was an activist, an author and a civil rights leader. Establishing her own career as an activist, Coretta worked closely with her husband in the '50s and '60s during the civil rights era. Coretta even went as far as taking part in the 1955 ...
Not only is the suite named for Coretta Scott King, but hotel officials changed the room number from 235 to 234 to match the address of the King family home for many decades at 234 Sunset Ave. in Vine City. Hotel officials also wanted to make sure the suite reflected her interests and personality as well.

Salt Lake City - In 1986, Coretta Scott King spoke to Utah lawmakers from the well of the Senate floor, asking for their votes to create a state holiday in honor of her husband, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the days following Kings visit, the legislature stalled in it's attempt to create Martin Luther King ...
Happy Coretta Scott King [CSK] Day. I celebrate CSK today because her roles and sacrifices for the civil rights Movement are seen to revolve around the death of her husband, when she was grieving long before his assassination. The Civil rights Movement owes a great deal to her and numerous other ...
I ran into Coretta Scott King at La Guardia Airport. It was a year or two after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. I was a driver for an airfreight company based in Queens and was at the airport to retrieve an incoming package and expedite it to its destination in Manhattan. Mrs. King was waiting for a departing flight ...
DAVID OYELOWO, middle, plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma," which also features Corey Reynolds and Colman Domingo. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Hill District branch, 2177 Centre Ave., will show the movie "Selma" from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13. Selma is a 2014 historical drama ...
Tickets for that performance remain available, as are tickets for next Tuesday's event in the series, "An Afternoon with Coretta Scott King." Historical character performer Betty Jewell Slater will portray King, an American civil rights leader and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. The King event is set to occur at ...
"This is Pine Bluff: the only city in Arkansas that has a Martin Luther King Park with a Coretta Scott King center inside the park," Turner said. "We remarried Martin Luther King and his wife. As far as I know, there is not another like that in the United States of America. Pine Bluff is the only city where the ...
Her own books include "One Million Men and Me," which recounts her experience of participating in the Million Man March with her father, and "Ellen's Broom," which won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor in 2013. "Her stories celebrate strong children and culture," said MPL Director Marian Lytle.
She will share her personal memories of King and his wife Coretta Scott King. The celebration, from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Aurora high school, is hosted by the city of Aurora and the Aurora MLK Committee. The ceremony will feature performances by Aurora students, honor residents who participate in the ...
Celebrate! Act! A day on … not a day Off!" "Dr. King gained acclaim through his work to bring about social, political and. economic equality for all Americans by peaceful means and nonviolent resistance," Mayor Chris Cannon read from the proclamation. "Coretta Scott King is worthy of honor in her own right ...
Born the youngest daughter of the late Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., King began her oratorical journey when she spoke in her mother's stead at the United Nations at age 17. Over the years, she has had the occasion to speak in such places as the steps of The Lincoln Memorial, The ...
Moss quoted King's letter to his wife, Coretta Scott King from the state prison in Reidsville, Ga., in which King said he had "the faith to believe that this excessive suffering that is now coming to our family will in some little way serve to make Atlanta a better city, Georgia a better state, and America a better ...

She won the National Book Award in 2014 for her memoir in verse, "Brown Girl Dreaming," and has received four Newbery Honors, two Coretta Scott King Awards and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature. In 2015, she was named the Young ...
"A few years ago, Mrs. Coretta Scott King and a group of us were laying a wreath on Dr. King's tomb when she told us what had occurred the night before that famous speech," Durley wrote. "She described how on the night of August 27, 1963, at about 10:00 p.m., Martin found out that because there were a ...
Ashley Addrow-Pierson. What's your go-to life hack? Time Blocking. We can get so overwhelmed with social media, news and our emails. I set times to check those things so I don't become consumed with them all day. Cardi B or Coretta Scott King? I love me some Cardi B, but I have to go with Coretta Scott ...
To paraphrase the words of King's widow, Coretta Scott King: The holiday provides a unique opportunity to teach young people to counter hatred and fear without resorting to violence, and to get into the habit of asking themselves, "What is the most loving way I can resolve this conflict?" This free annual ...
The center was founded by Martin Luther King's wife, Coretta Scott King. Farris was also a deacon and trustee at the historic Ebenezer Baptist church where he was a member for over 60 years. "He was such an integral part of our family who will be sorely missed," Farris-Watkins said. In addition to his ...
"A memorial honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King will stand as a symbol of our commitment to fulfilling Dr. King's dream each and every day," said Mayor Walsh. "From their education in Boston, to Dr. King's time preaching at Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, to his march to the Boston ...
1-2, at the Coretta Scott King Center at Antioch College. Leading the sessions were Mila Cooper, executive director of the Coretta Scott King Center, and Connie Blunden, director of the Center for Public Purpose at Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, Conn. Both are certified Kingian nonviolence trainers.
From the description on Opera Grand Rapids' website: "In a stirring account of his most intimate moments shared with wife Coretta Scott King and close friend Ralph Abernathy, we discover that the themes of equality and justice from the civil rights Movement are echoed in our political sentiments today.
Sankofa Theatre brings "Coretta: the One-woman Stage Play" to the State Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 10, about the wife of the late civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Directed and presented by the Bay Area's Dee Dee Simon, the play stars Kimberly Smith Chatman in the role as Coretta Scott King ...
On April 8, Coretta Scott King marched with 50,000 people in Memphis just as Dr. King had planned. On April 9, Dr. King's funeral was held in Atlanta. Diggs said within months, Coretta Scott King founded the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolence and Social Change in the basement of their Atlanta ...
But Coretta Scott King, the great woman consistently behind and beside the great man, was equally committed to the fight for civil rights. It was a fight she often waged with a quiet and graceful dignity, while simultaneously raising a family constantly under threat. And while she may not be considered the ...
In the summer of 1969, Coretta Scott King, the recently widowed wife of the civil rights hero Dr Martin Luther King Jr, led a strike of hundreds of black female nurses at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Under the banner "I Am Somebody", they protested for the right to bargain collectively.
Known to many as the "First Lady of the civil rights Movement," Coretta Scott King was born in Alabama in 1927. She met Martin Luther King, Jr. while attending the New England Conservatory of music in Boston. (She was a soprano.) Their courtship often involved conversations about politics and race, ...
Bernice King says those honoring her father on Martin Luther King Jr. Day should also remember another incredibly important figure in the civil rights movement: her mother, Coretta Scott King. "Without #CorettaScottKing, there would be no #MLKDay," Bernice tweeted Monday. As you honor my father today ...
The center was founded by Martin Luther King's wife, Coretta Scott King. Farris was also a deacon and trustee at the historic Ebenezer Baptist church where he was a member for over 60 years. "He was such an integral part of our family who will be sorely missed," Farris-Watkins said. In addition to his ...
Joining the company are Elliott Bales as Adam Walinsky, Deonna Bouye as Coretta Scott King, Gary-Kayi Fletcher as James Bevel, Megan Graves as Pat Nixon, and Andrew Weems as Mayor Richard Daley. The Great Society chronicles Johnson's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with ...
The author, Mildred Pitts Walter, is African American and the book actually won the Coretta Scott King Award. "It's for African American authors that write children's book or young adult books to keep African American culture and history relevant," Dedmon said. "This book is intended to show that side and I ...
Joining the company are Elliott Bales as Adam Walinsky, Deonna Bouye as Coretta Scott King, Gary-Kayi Fletcher as James Bevel, Megan Graves as Pat Nixon, and Andrew Weems as Mayor Richard Daley. "The Vietnam War provides an intense backdrop for Johnson's second term and with The Great ...
When Mitch Mcconnell silenced Elizabeth Warren while she attempted to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King in February, #ShePersisted took off on twitter almost immediately. Etsy/EBandJDesignsLLC. A decal from Etsy shop EBandJDesignsLLC. Such instances have sellers in an interesting ...
For his attorney general, Trump chose Jeff Sessions, who was described by no less an authority than Coretta Scott King as an enemy to civil rights. "African Americans and Hispanics," Trump has said without qualification, "are living in hell." Then there's the matter of his attack on one of the bravest and most ...
In the 1999 Memphis trial brought by Coretta Scott King to discover who was responsible for the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Stiles was among those who testified. According to the trial transcript, he stated that about 7 a.m. on April 5, the day after the assassination, he received a phone call from ...
From the description on Opera Grand Rapids' website: "In a stirring account of his most intimate moments shared with wife Coretta Scott King and close friend Ralph Abernathy, we discover that the themes of equality and justice from the civil rights Movement are echoed in our political sentiments today.
CBS News asked if when Benson took a picture of Coretta Scott King and the kids, did Benson know, "I've got it?" "No. No. very rarely do you know," Benson said. When the Beatles had their famous pillow fight, Harry Benson was there -- his favorite picture ever. The Beatles were celebrating after they were ...
LANSING -- civil rights activist Diane Nash, known as the mother of the Freedom Riders Movement, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday luncheon on Jan. 15. The theme for the 2018 luncheon is "We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope," ...
Seeing the torch arrive from Seneca Falls, being on the floor and photographing Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan, seeing First Ladies Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford and Lady Bird Johnson together on stage with Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou, was breathtaking. "We may have different ...
But whether he actually painted it or not, Flood's portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. was presented to Coretta Scott King and would later hang in the White House, when it was given to George W. Bush. That's especially fitting given that Bush was not only a one-time owner of the Texas Rangers, but he later got ...
AP An enlarged section of a class and faculty photo shows Coretta Scott King, marked as 355, taken Nov. 15, 1945, is on display in the library at Antioch College, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. King graduated from Antioch College in 1951. (AP Photo/Courtesy Antioch College).
The reflecting pool, one of the most visited sites in Atlanta, encompassing the crypts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, will be refurbished. The renovations are being done in anticipation of the millions expected to visit the site next year, commencing in January 2018 for the King ...
00:01:44 Coretta Scott King: I know something about what it is like to be a young person struggling to succeed against adversity. As an African American child growing up in the segregated South, I was told, one way or another, almost every day of my life that I wasn't as good as a white child. When I ...
He trusted her enough to ask the Trenton native on the morning of his assassination if she would remain close with his wife, Coretta Scott King, ...
In the following years, she helped his wife, Coretta Scott King, care for their three children. Later, she found out that black people around the ...
The Coretta Scott King Suite will be among the first commemorative hotel suites in the Atlanta market named for a woman. Hyatt Regency ...
After King's death, Savage-Jennings worked with Coretta Scott King to found the King Center. "She is an icon, you know? Just an extraordinary ...


 

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